Frequently Asked Questions
Safety is our first concern. We will not fish if we cannot operate the boat safely. We will however be able to fish comfortably in most conditions. If you booked a Deep Sea Charter and the ocean is too rough to fish comfortably we will fish inshore and lower the rate to our inshore price. We live in a subtropical climate and rain showers are common and part of the daily forecast in our warmer months. Rain or rain in the forecast will not automatically cancel your charter. Feel free to bring along any attire you feel will keep you comfortable during our trip. If the weather or conditions are too extreme, the Captain reserves the right to shorten or cancel the charter. Weather cancellations are most often done the same day as your charter. Your Captain will communicate with you to let you know of any delay or cancellation of your trip. Weather cancellations may only be made by the Captain. If the Captain cancels the trip due to weather there is no cancellation charge.
We require a $200 deposit to book charters and excursions. Final payment is due at the end of your charter. We accept cash (preferred) or Visa, MasterCard or American Express for final payment. All credit card transactions used for final payment will incur a $15 fee for credit card transactions under $500 and 3.5% fee for credit card transactions of $500 or more. Cash is preferred.
Booking online through the website is the most efficient way to be sure that you get the date and time you want. When you book online you will be asked to enter a Visa or MasterCard number to complete your reservation. A $200 deposit is required. If the date and time you want is not available please call, email or text me to see if I can arrange your charter for you.
Everyone is welcome on board from the first time angler to the expert. Come ready to have a good time and hunt down some fish, I will take care of the rest.
Tips are appreciated, but not mandatory. The majority of our guests do tip the Captain for providing a pleasant outing without regard to the cooperation of the fish. Normal tips are 15-20% of the trips total cost.
Charters cancelled by the booking party more than 7 days in advance of the trip date will incur no cancellation charge and your deposit will be refunded within 10 days. Charters cancelled by the booking party 7 days or less of the trip date will forfeit their deposit. Parties that fail to arrive for their reserved date and time or cancel less than 48 hours from the scheduled charter launch time will be charged the full fare. In the event of inclement weather, mechanical issues or other situations the Captain may cancel, reschedule or shorten the charter at no penalty to the booking party. If inclement weather or other situations shorten a charter, the Captain may pro-rate the trip to an hourly basis. Weather cancellations are entirely up the Captains discretion. In the event a cancellation fee is due the credit card you use to hold your reservation may be charged to cover the fee.
Equipment on the boat such as rods, reels and other commonly used tools occasionally become broken, fall off the boat or otherwise become unusable. On very rare occasions these things happen due to customer negligence. The Captain reserves the right to charge the customer for the replacement value of the item or the fee associated with getting a replacement in short order. The payment will be added to the charter bill at the end of the trip.
Your personal belongings are welcome aboard, however you assume all risks associated with bringing these items with you. Please be aware that electronics such as cell phones and cameras will be exposed to a harsh environment and can easily get wet. You will be aboard a working boat at sea. Loose and unattended items on deck can be damaged or lost over the side. The climate and moisture can damage equipment. I will not replace, be held responsible for repair or reimburse customers for lost or damaged personal belongings. Please be careful with your personal property.
For your safety glass bottles and containers of any kind are prohibited on the boat. Spray sunscreen is prohibited on the boat. Lotion sunscreen is welcome.
We provide all the equipment, bait and tools you will need plus a passion for fishing. Fishing licenses are not required while you are fishing with us. We will provide a cooler with cold bottled water for you. You are welcome to bring a small personal cooler along for your food and drinks.
Yes in most cases you may keep fish that are legal to possess and fish cleaning is included in the cost of your charter. The only exception concerns Redfish. The Redfish population is under extreme angling pressure in our area. Therefore we have a policy of catch and release only regarding Redfish.
All gamefish have strict size and possession limits. We strongly encourage catch and release fishing and we appreciate your support. Your understanding will help keep our sport alive and fish populations healthy for future generations of anglers.
Our pickup location for most Charleston, Folly Beach, Kiawah and Seabrook clients will be Wappoo Cut. For Mt Pleasant and Isle of Palms based clients Shem Creek Park will be our pickup location
Directions to our pickup points:
Shem Creek Park:
1407 Shrimp Boat Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Take the Coleman Blvd exit, turn into Shrimp Boat Lane. Park immediately on the right as you come into the lot and follow the boardwalk towards the end of the creek towards the 2nd Gazebo. The boat will be at the dock below the gazebo. This pickup location is 15 minutes from Isle of Palms, 30-40 minutes from Charleston
Wappoo Cut Boat Landing:
The Wappoo Cut boat landing is located under the Burnet Maybank Bridge on the west side of Charleston. The entrance to the landing is on the right at the foot of the bridge immediately before you go over the bridge or immediately after you get to the bottom of the bridge. The address is 141 Folly Road Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407. My boat will be in the water awaiting your arrival. I will board you and your crew 5 minutes before our scheduled launch time. Please park in a space sized for cars not vehicles with boat trailers.
Folly Beach Public Boat Landing:
Located in Folly Beach, this public launch site on your immediate right as you cross the bridge over the Folly River and enter the town of Folly Beach, it is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. The address is 88 Center St Folly Beach SC 29439